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Best Classic Turkey Chili Recipe

Best Chipotle Turkey Chili

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword best-turkey-chili-recipe, chipotle-turkey-chili, turkey-chili
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 252kcal


  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½- 2 lb ground turkey
  • 2 15 oz cans light red kidney beans
  • 2 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz can beef stock or broth
  • 2 medium chipotle peppers in adobo minced
  • 3 tablespoon dark chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper or black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • Suggested toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, black olives, pickled jalapenos, crushed tortilla chips.


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, saute diced onion, poblano pepper and red bell pepper in olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute for 2-3 minutes just until vegetables are beginning to soften and brown. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute longer.
  • Add ground turkey, cooking until browned and no pink remains.
  • To the pot add kidney beans, tomatoes, stock, chili powder, cocoa, cumin, salt, lemon pepper and oregano. Stir until fully combined. Bring to a boil, then cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 40 minutes stirring occasionally. At the end of cooking, stir in chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with cornbread topped with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream garnished with green onion or any of your favorite toppings.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg